City Index vs Vanguard compared

Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how City Index stacks up against Vanguard!

City Index
Vanguard
75% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataDec 2022

City Index

City Index is a global CFD broker, regulated by many financial authorities including the top-tier UK FCA. Its parent company, StoneX Group Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

Recommended for forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools.

Vanguard

Vanguard is a US stockbroker regulated by the top-tier SEC and FINRA.

Recommended for long-term investors looking for great ETF and mutual fund selection.

City Index's service is on par with Vanguard's and a comparison of their fees shows that City Index's fees are slightly higher than Vanguard's.

Account opening takes somewhat less effort at City Index compared to Vanguard, deposit and withdrawal processes are more seamless at City Index, while customer service quality is similar to Vanguard's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of City Index as being of the same quality as the platform of Vanguard, found that clients have access to slightly less markets and products with City Index, while Vanguard provides less useful research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools

Overall Score
4.5

Recommended for Long-term investors looking for great ETF and mutual fund selection

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

USA

Fees

Fees score
3.6
Fees score
4.2
Fees summary

Low trading and average non-trading fees, high stock CFD fees

Fees summary

Average trading fees, low non-trading fees, free stock and ETF trading

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
4.5
Deposit and withdrawal score
2.4
Number of base currencies

3

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
5.0
Account opening score
4.2
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

1-3 days

Required documents

Proof of identity: national ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / credit card statement

Required documents

Proof of identity: SSN / passport / national ID card / driver's license

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.3
Web platform score
3.4
Mobile platform score
4.3
Mobile platform score
4.4
Desktop platform score
3.0
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
2.3
Markets and products score
2.7
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
*
*
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
*
*
Crypto
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
4.3
Research score
3.0
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Poor

Education score
5.0
Education score
3.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
4.4
Customer service score
4.5
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000 for clients under FCA, no investor protection for other clients

Investor protection amount

$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1983

Foundation date

1975

Country of regulation

UK, Australia, Singapore

Country of regulation

USA

City Index

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Vanguard

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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